About Us

Who we are?

We are a Zimbabwe based impact investment firm that seeks to bridge the gap between startup to early-stage funding which we raise through engagement with private investors, philanthropy community and corporates.

Our Story

Africa is the new growth frontier, with a youthful population buzzing with ideas and energy to run businesses that address day today challenges on the continent.

The education, health, agriculture, energy, real estate and technology sectors are under explored and Umbai Impact Fund(UIF) seeks to invest in scalable, profitable, effective businesses across these sectors.

We nurture African innovative  businesses and connect them to capital. We encourage youth to create their own spaces, to  believe in themselves and the potential for massive business marketin Africa.

Umbai means build/create,we help to build businesses, African youth have potential and opportunities to build the continent and create the African Dream

Why we exist

African has the most youthful population in the world. According to the Huffing Post 60% of Africa’s population is under 25 years old. There is a massive need for jobs and a great opportunity to canvas the young people’s energy and innovation to promote businesses and foster job creation.

The current education system in most African countries is designed to create employees yet there are great opportunities for young Africans to be entrepreneurs. Africa needs fewer employees and more employers and job creators.

To this end UIF is well positioned to identify and finance the best startups and SMEs and create an ecosystem where the startups receive relevant support to increase their chances of success.


Through partnership with catalyst within impact investment, investment ecosystem, we believe in an Africa continent free from, aid, poverty, conflict and division, a United Africa thriving through local business and a vibrate youth with lucrative business and employ opportunities on the continent.

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Message From CEO

Building African businesses to an international standard, together we keep growing.

Fanikiso Makata

Managing Partner

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Our Office

Umbai Impact Investment Fund
+263 787 159 675
5 Lawson Ave, Milton Park

Harare, Zimbabwe

Ready to Talk?

We are looking forward to hearing from innovative small businesses and start ups within various economic sectors in Africa. 

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